Wow! I got through Christmas without falling apart, even though I had to set aside some books I was reading in order to spend time with family.
Okay, that sounds totally whacky! Shouldn’t the people in my life be more important than my reading? LOL
They are…and I especially love spending time with other readers, like my youngest grandson Noah, who happily accompanied me to Barnes & Noble to pick out books. I wrote about it on Blue Mondays Again?
Now…just have to get through New Year’s Eve. This is how I do it:
Have some popcorn and movies handy, preferably some old favorites like The Way We Were. I saw the original movie on a New Year’s Eve, when it first came out on the Big Screen…yes, that was a long time ago, early seventies.
Even though I have seen it MANY times, I keep hoping that the ending will change, and Katie and Hubbell will end up together. Sigh.
I saw Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford in an interview together…I think it was one of Oprah’s last years of shows. So amazing.
Okay, I am a sucker for sad stories (movies) that somehow have a happy ending, or even one I wish would happen.
Then, of course, I will have some champagne to sip while I watch the ball drop on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, with Ryan Seacrest...Oh, I miss Dick Clark, sigh.
I met him once…Dick Clark. My second son worked for Dick Clark Productions for a few years, as a CFO, and in 1999, Dick Clark Productions and Soap Opera Digest put on the Soap Opera Awards show. (Now no longer an event..sigh). I attended, of course, as my son gave me a ticket, and that included the pre-party as well as a Back Stage Pass. See bottom center.
That event was not on a New Year’s Eve, but in February of that year. It felt like a New Year’s Eve event for me, however. (In case you don’t know, I am seriously addicted to soap operas, and since there are only four left, I record them all daily).
But back to my quiet New Year’s Eve….
You may have noticed these are all oldies…but I have them in my own DVD Collection, which exceeds 800 movies. Yes, I am addicted.
What makes your New Year’s Eve special? Do you love parties, or quiet nights at home? Small parties at home?